CMT announces ‘CMT Crossroads’ with Shawn Mendes, Zac Brown Band

The show tapes near Nashville next week

CMT has announced multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes will join GRAMMY-winning multi-platinum Zac Brown Band for an upcoming installment of the celebrated series, CMT Crossroads debuting Wednesday, October 24th at 10 pm ET/PT. The show will tape outside of Nashville next week.

“I’m so excited to head to Nashville to play with Zac and the band on Crossroads. It’s going to be a blast,” Mendes states.

“Shawn is an incredibly talented artist and it’s been exciting to watch his career rise over the past few years,” says Zac Brown. “We’ve had fun collaborating together, this Crossroads will be very special with huge vocals and musicality. It will be unexpected and something that both sets of fans will enjoy.”

The news comes on the heels of strong growth. CMT is on track to earn its highest rated year since 2014. In F3Q’18, CMT was one of just 11 channels in the Top 50 to show YOY growth in P18-49. CMT has notched six consecutive quarters of YOY growth among P18-49.

CMT Crossroads debuted January 13, 2002 with Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams and since has showcased dream musical partnerships including Kid Rock and Hank Williams, Jr.; Ray Charles and Travis Tritt; Dave Matthews and Emmylou Harris; Bon Jovi and Sugarland; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Def Leppard and Taylor Swift; Sting and Vince Gill; John Mayer and Keith Urban; Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood; Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum; Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves; and Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line to name a few.

Buddy Iahn
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